The rapid development and implementation of communication and information technology tools across all healthcare sectors fundamentally changes the way we work. Moreover, there are internal and external pressures for healthcare to continually learn and improve using these tools in order to make care more efficient, effective, and satisfying all within the context of an ever-changing technology rich environment. In order to accomplish these tasks and create that learning health system with the information technology tools and communications processes available, health care students and current providers must be educated to utilize the tools to form data, information, and knowledge. Herein lies the gap. Many faculty members and educators of healthcare professionals are themselves not knowledgeable and, although they can identify the issue, they cannot successfully and competently address the issue in learning endeavors. A collaborative and purposeful endeavor has commenced to bring together expertise, resources, and direction to fill this gap for faculty and educators under the Nursing Knowledge Big Data Initiative Education Workgroup. During the Interactive Demonstration we will: 1) introduce the tools available to educators and faculty; 2) summarize how the tools are currently being used; and3) seek feedback about additional needs that can be addressed by this collaborative.


Marisa Wilson (Presenter)
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Eva Manos, University of Kansas Center for Health Informatics

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